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Life Is Funny [But Not Ha Ha Funny]...Peculiar I Guess...for John W.

Artist Song Buy
Rufus Wainwright  One Man Guy  buy on itunes
Billy Bragg & Wilco  Remember The Mountain Bed  buy on itunes
Radiohead  No Surprises  buy on itunes
Ryan Adams  The Bar Is A Beautiful Place  buy on itunes
The Decemberists  Of Angels & Angles  buy on itunes
Paul Westerberg  It's A Wonderful Lie [live]  buy on itunes
Gary Jules  Mad World [Tears For Fears cover]  buy on itunes
The Shins  Young Pilgrims  buy on itunes
Neutral Milk Hotel  Engine [live]  buy on itunes
Jeff Buckley  Lover, You Should've Come Over [acoustic]  buy on itunes
Modest Mouse  Blame It On The Tetons  buy on itunes
Final Fantasy  Peach, Plum, Pear [Joanna Newsom cover]  buy on itunes
M. Ward  Carolina  buy on itunes
Crooked Fingers  When U Were Mine [Mitch Ryder cover]  buy on itunes
Eels  3 Speed  buy on itunes
Azure Ray  Displaced  buy on itunes
Big Star  Thirteen  buy on itunes
Tori Amos  Losing My Religion [R.E.M. cover]  buy on itunes


the inspiration for this mix came from two places: 1) reading a section of Nick Hornby's "Songbook" about Paul Westerberg's "Born For Me", and 2) thinking of songs that have, at some point or another, either flat out made me cry or made me on that verge of crying. I won't go into why these particular songs make me cry (for both good reasons and not-so-good reasons), but I found some catharsis in this. I only hope John W. enjoys it. title comes from "3 Speed". <3.


Mike Eternity
Date: 4/25/2005
The best Eels song. Very effective for deep moods and sadness. Also love that Wainwright track, and of course Big Star, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Jeff Buckley are always appropriate for themes like this. Nice ensemble overall. Definitely some tearjerkers in there
Date: 4/25/2005
Another of your quality mixes!
Date: 5/4/2005
Wow, I love this mix. I really like that section of the book (although it still irritates me that he spent most of it talking about solos, Led Zeppelin, etc. and only four paragraphs or so about the actual song) -- and I've been meaning to make a mix like this sometime soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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